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Happy Christmas

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We wish a happy Christmas to everyone in Wellington, and especially to all our readers. Read more »

Safer journeys on SH58 after first stage of improvements is completed


News from Waka Kotahi / NZTA
The first stage of improvements on State Highway 58 (SH58) between Hutt Valley and Mount Cecil Road have been completed, making the road safer and more reliable. Read more »

Top ten for farmers

by Ian Apperley
It’s nearly Christmas, isn’t it? By now, all you city folk will have bought yourselves a few presents and hopefully a big bottle of gin. You can open your presents and drink your gin, crying into your great big glass of it if you get trapped in your apartments by poor weather. Read more »

Upper Hutt reverses its policy, now requires vaccine passes for council buildings

The Upper Hutt City Council has reversed its decision not to require vaccine passes for entry to council buildings. Here’s what it announced today. Read more »

A regional top ten

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by Thomas Nash
Every day I feel a big sense of responsibility representing the Wellington region as an elected councillor. As we finish the year at the council, it’s a good time to look back at all the stuff we got done in 2021. Here are my top ten highlights. Read more »

25 homes in Mt Cook lose water after main bursts near reservoir

Wellington Water
Crews have been called to to a burst water main at the Bell Street Reservoir outlet, located at the end of Rolleston Street in Mt Cook. Read more »

First meeting of Mayoral Taskforce for Social Housing

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster’s Mayoral Taskforce for Social Housing has had its first meeting, which was scheduled to follow the recent tenant-led campaign to request the government to enable WCC social housing tenants to access the Income Related Rents Subsidy (IRRS)). Read more »

Links to Cuba Street through Swan Lane and Garrett Street to be improved

News from Wellington City Council
Work to upgrade the Swan Lane and Garrett Street link to Cuba Street starts early next year – increasing the area’s attractiveness, walkability, and safety. Read more »

Hutt River Trail reopening ahead of schedule

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News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Hutt Valley residents will be able to get that post-Christmas meal walk in along the Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt River) this year with a popular section of the trail re-opening ahead of schedule, on Christmas Eve. Read more »

Rents climb 8% in a year, demand in Wellington increasing

News from Trade Me Property
The national median weekly rent was $560 in November, matching the all-time high first recorded in October, according to Trade Me’s latest Rental Price Index. Read more »

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